mags from Blog By Women decided to make my post on jungle and tea the feature on the site for december 27. i was really excited when i saw that. first, because someone actually read my blog. second, because it means that what i wrote was at least interesting. and third but not least, because maybe I’d have more people read my blog (a little greed maybe?).
Magalie’s post today highlights two of my very favorite things: Tea and hiking. As a novice hiker, I am very impressed with the fact that she hiked in a foreign country all by herself. Solo. In the jungle. And as a tea drinker, I love that she finished her hike with a cup of tea grown in the region she had been traipsing through. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Travel books almost invariably have a “women traveling alone” section – or at least a mention of things women who are traveling alone should do in that particular country – that addresses women’s safety in that country. This has always made me wary – I’m not as adventurous as I like to think I am. So to read Magalie’s solo hike in the jungle, then capping it off at a tea house, drinking locally grown tea is just mindblowingly amazing to me.
Props to Magalie for being fearless.
well, that was really nice to read! although i have to say, i do not feel fearless. not at all! i just went hiking, without really thinking about it. i was just hoping not to run into a green mamba (unlike the site says, they’re over here in Asia too) or something…
today when i was waiting for my bus to Penang there was an information counter there at the station where you could get info on anything related to the Cameron Highlands or anywhere around here for a matter of fact. on the information board there was a noticed that said:
warning to female travelers. it is not safe to go on jungle hikes solo. if you must go on your own, at least take a wooden stick with you (not funny).
hum. was i fearless or clueless? i will never say 🙂